Warner, Kaine announce nearly $7million in HUD funding to increase access to fair housing

October 01, 2015
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that seven Virginia localities and organizations will receive nearly $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
     The funding will help local governments fight housing discrimination, improve economic conditions and increase access to affordable housing. “These funds will strengthen Virginia communities and improve the quality of life for residents,” said Warner.
     “These are investments in our local neighborhoods that will expand economic opportunity now and in the future.” “Throughout my years in public service and as a lawyer fighting housing discrimination, I’ve seen the tremendous benefits equal access to housing and home ownership can have in our communities,” said Kaine.
     “By ensuring the supply of affordable housing, helping build strong, prosperous communities and educating citizens on their rights?, these grants will make a positive impact on the lives of families in Virginia.”